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McDonalds is not responsible for obesity

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:030350
  1. Wendy Brown1
  1. 1Dundee

A court in Manhattan, USA, has ruled that is not responsible for the obesity of a group of American teenagers.

The plaintiffs claimed that McDonald's violated New York state's consumer fraud statutes by deliberately misleading consumers into thinking that their products were healthy and nutritious, therefore making McDonald's responsible for their obesity. The plaintiffs claim that the company did not …

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